Lifting the Veil from USB Type-C Bus

Since the launch in 1995, Universal Serial Bus (USB) has proved itself as the most successful ever computing interface. Nowadays tens of billions of electronic devices are connected together due to it. It goes without saying that this bus has outlived a few modifications, each distinguished by higher speed and reliability. Thus, today the community is able to revel in a completely new modification – USB Type-C – that forecasts a lot privileges of connectivity process. Let’s see what users will get with a new bus.



Layout and Connectivity


In physical terms, Type-C is a bit larger than USB 2.0 Micro-B but a bit tinier than binary USB 3.0 Micro-B, featuring 8.34x2.56 mm. Such dimensions enable its connection to the devices of any type, including the thinnest smartphones/tablets. The oval-shaped socket houses 24 contact outputs (to compare: USB 3.0 sockets feature only 9 outputs).


The most outstanding physical peculiarity of Type-C is a symmetric connector that …

An elegant white CORSAIR RM1000i Special Edition Power Unit

The CORSAIR Company celebrates its 10th anniversary since the first release of power units. This manufacturer has already passed out 10 mln of power supply devices. To mark this great event out the company presented a snow-white CORSAIR RM1000i Special Edition model with white fan LED-lighting.



There will be only 100 samples available on sale, each having its own serial number. The overall CORSAIR RM1000i Special Edition power equals to 1,000 W, and the efficiency factor is 90% (the 80 PLUS Gold certification is received). By default it uses eight +12V virtual circuits with 40 А load capacity, though if necessary, one can put them into one powerful +12V channel with the max output capability of 1,000 W.


Needless to say, that the up-to-date circuit technology and top-grade element base are inside. A 135 mm fan, based on FDB bearings, is installed to provide active cooling. Also the CORSAIR RM1000i Special Edition cable system is entirely module and possesses handy line …

Kingmax Releases High-Performance SSD Series with SATA III Interface

Demands of customers towards the performance of SSDs become tougher each day. In this respect, the necessity to produce truly qualitative products goes to the limelight. Kingmax marches in step with the prevailing tendencies and releases high-performance SSD series, codenamed Client Pro. The series is represented by two models, SMU32 and SMU35, which go in 60GB, 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB volume capacities. These SSD models boast SATA III interface and high-speed synchronous flash-memory which are called to promote for the outstanding Write and Read speeds.



SSDs Kingmax SATA III Client Pro are based on high-end Sandforce controller that enables the boost of performance, reliability and data security facilities. The manufacturer employs the highest level of synchronous memory with the purpose to ensure the products' durability and retention of speeds in the course of time. If compared with the SSDs based on asynchronous memory type, Client Pro series is able to demonstrate more …
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